On if he can believe how much he’s accomplished
It’s a bit of business acumen and it’s a bit of believing I can and not being afraid to fail. That holds a lot of people back, that fear of failure. I’m a person that loves winning. [But] I don’t hate to lose. That’s a different personality trait. Some people hate to lose and that drives them.
On if he feels more vulnerable now that he has a child
Of course, which is a scary thing for me, then that turns into angry and I have to control it.
On his parents
They were together my early years, till I was 9 or something. That’s what made it worse, ’cause I knew. Some people don’t even get to feel that sort of love at all so you can’t miss what you don’t have. It’s still this empty feeling. There’s more of an empty feeling having it then having it taken away from you.
I don’t know at what point it got verified because it was a bunch of fake ones but it’s a real one.
On his recent Twitter Q&A
I was just in a great mood. It’s new rules; let’s just do something different. Let’s just break this whole…if it was run a certain way let’s …Let me just break that.
Not that much but once in a while, yeah. More music though, not about gossip. I don’t have enough time in the day to invest in that.
On Reality TV
I’ve seen it, yes. I’ve seen everything at least once or twice.
You still have to be able to rap about stuff…
I’m not sourcing material from those places. I’m just curious about it so I can have a conversation. I’m really just an ESPN/HBO guy. That’s pretty much the extent of my TV.
On the news
I’m actually watching the trial heavy right now. I was just looking at the news and I was like, “Man it’s just strange how you can see everyone’s agenda when they talk about things. It’s kind of sad. CNN is almost like TMZ. Certain things are like, “Oh man, this is really like entertainment. “ It’s really all for ratings at the end of the day and you squeeze a little information in there.
That’s the only thing that’s real. The outcome of that is real. Although people want to believe that it is fixed like “We’re gonna go to game seven. The NBA fixed it.” Nah, it’s the real thing. That’s the real reality.
4)He fully supports Miley Cyrus
I like what Miley is doing right now. Being herself, expressing herself. I think it’s more of a reaction to people wanting her to be Hannah Montana. People want her to be something and she’s like ‘I’m not that. I was six years old! People want me to be six years old forever?’ That must be really frustrating. That’s her reaction to it. Maybe it’s loud but it’s understandable.
On Beyonce’s HBO Special
It gave me a little anxiety but you know it’s something she had/wanted to do. I had a little anxiety but it was all good. [...] It just feels weird just putting yourself out there in that sort of way, especially when you reveal so much in your music. It feels like any more, I’m going to be naked out here.
On if he’s over [success and money]
I think success is being able to do what you want to do on your terms.
On having more kids?
Absolutely. God willing. Get a little basketball team going.
On doing a “Best Of Both Worlds” type of Album with Beyonce
No way. You see how that didn’t end well (laughs) [referring to tour w/ R.Kelly]
6) He still has love for Damon Dash
What we built you can’t take that away. So no matter what, no time or space in how many years I ain’t seen him, love is still there because what we’ve done will forever be stamped in history. We created something that’s gonna go down forever. I can only have love for Damon. I just don’t know where we are in our life. Are we still the same two young men at that time or will we gel in that way [again]. We’re two different people.
On if he feels bad that it ended the way it did
In life, I can’t control everything. I can’t control the things in life. Of course, if someone is having problems, I have ultimate confidence that he’ll find his way because he’s an amazing and really smart guy. He’s a hustler and highly intelligent. I always root for him and believe that he’ll find his way out of it but I can’t control what happens in life. People make decisions and do things and lead them to whatever is going to happen for them.